Monday, September 25, 2017

When The Tunnels Go

Lots of transit nerds didn't like the tunnel plan Christie killed and weren't too upset about it. They had good reasons! But more astute observers of politics, like me, knew that it wasn't a bad plan or a better plan. It was bad plan or probably no plan.

The Gateway Project to construct two rail tunnels under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York could take until 2030 to complete. But it might not even begin if federal funding is not forthcoming.

The states have agreed to contribute a total of 50 percent of the construction costs, but the U.S. government has made no commitment for the other half.

Eventually, no plan means no tunnels. And then...